Very rarely are we told the whole story about modern day slavery. The media tends to focus on girls- though adult men and women and boys make up a substantial portion of trafficking victims as well. Oftentimes we hear most about sex trafficking, although the number of people held in labor exploitation is over three times greater that those held in sex exploitation.
In a recent article titled, Slavery’s Global Comeback, the Atlantic lays out the truth about modern day slavery. Author, J.J. Gould shares stories of victims and helps explain the variant in information about slavery- for example, the estimate of trafficked persons in the world ranges from 21-29 million. You can read the full article here.
If you are looking at how you can help fight human trafficking, it starts with legislation that supports prevention, protection and prosecution globally and in the United States. Learn about the reauthorization of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPRA) and what you can do on January 11th.